Rune Factory 5

Rune Factory 5 is an upcoming video game in the Rune Factory series. It is all set to release on March 22, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch.

Synopsis

Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world in the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the protagonist lands in a town named Rigbath. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life starts. 

The protagonist then runs to help the girl from the monster, and is thanked for helping her, then invites them to a security organisation called Seed. In order to protect the peace of the town, the protagonist must solve varied cases.

In addition to their normal duties, the protagonist can tend the farm, cast a line into the nearby river, and many more! Team up with townspeople to battle monsters and unleash powerful attacks.

Plot

A hero loses their memory and ends up joining a group of rangers operating in the little town of Rigbarth. The hero is encouraged to tend the land as well as battle monsters in order to maintain peace. Players control a male or female hero with the default names of either Ares or Alice.

Gameplay

As with prior games in the series, gameplay features the ability to farm and tame monsters. Players can also form social connections with the game’s townsfolk, including ones with bachelors or bachelorette leading to marriage.

The Earthmate edition of Rune Factory 5 comes with the game itself, plus the following extras, per the publisher:

  • Custom outer box featuring artwork from series illustrator Minako Iwasaki
  • Exclusive steelbook case
  • 5.8” x 8.2” softcover artbook with over 70 pages of character illustrations, concept art, and more
  • ‘Melodies of Norad’ soundtrack CD featuring 15 songs specially selected from across the entire Rune Factory series
  • 13 exclusive in-game costumes based on the marriage candidates from Rune Factory 4

Release date: March 22, 2022

Developer: Marvelous

Publisher: Marvelous (XSEED)

Players: 1 player

Game file size: 5.8 GB

Genre: Role-Playing, Simulation, Action

Supported Languages: French, German, English

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